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Bundesliga – Mainz vs B. M’gladbach: Betting Preview

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Sports Innovation previews the Bundesliga match between Mainz and Borussia Monchengladbach and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.

The Bundesliga clash at MEWA Arena on Friday sees Mainz 05 battling it out for three points with Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Mainz 05 step onto the pitch in a respectable fifth place in the Bundesliga table on 16 points following 10 rounds. Gladbach, in contrast, are 10th in the standings with 14 points from as many matches.

Our tip

Stats and facts for Mainz 05 and B. M’gladbach in 1. Bundesliga.

  • Mainz 05 scored in the last 6 of 8 matches;
  • Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Mainz 05’s last 4 of 6 matches;
  • Mainz 05 conceded in the last 5 of 7 matches;
  • Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Mainz 05’s last 4 matches in the row.
  • B. M’gladbach has lost in the last 4 of 5 matches when playing away;
  • B. M’gladbach conceded in the last 13 of 15 matches;
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in B. M’gladbach’s last 4 of 6 matches;
  • B. M’gladbach conceded the last 9 matches in a row when playing away.

Current form — Mainz 05 v. B. M’gladbach

The 05ers finally found the inspiration

Mainz 05 will enter the match hoping to see the back of some rather disappointing results in recent matches. Bo Svensson’s side look in good shape before their upcoming match, as they seek to remain unbeaten. In their last 3 matches they first beat Augsburg by 4-1, before drawing 2-2 with Arminia Bielefeld. They were back as winners last time out, when they took out Arminia Bielefeld 2-1.

Gladbach in a nice flow

B. M’gladbach will be out to extend their fine run of results lately. Adi Hütter’s side look back on their last 3 matches with 6 points to show from their efforts. Against Hertha Berlin they were left empty-handed in a 1-0 defeat, but they avenged themselves by beating Bayern München in a 5-0 win. They followed that up with a 2-1 win against Bochum in their most recent outing.

The two teams appear evenly matched by the bookies, but current form makes B. M’gladbach our choice for a win. At the time of writing, we were able to look up following odds with the bookmakers on this encounter. A win for Mainz 05 pays out at 2.70, the best prize for a draw is 3.60, whereas an away win for Gladbach returns you odds of 2.63.

Mainz 05 v. B. M’gladbach — fixture history

B. M’gladbach got left empty-handed, when Mainz 05 handed them a 2-1 defeat in their last Bundesliga encounter. The former did win the reverse match though, as they secured 3 points to their name by claiming a 3-2 win.

Mainz 05 head into their upcoming match against B. M’gladbach with a 10% winning record in recent Bundesliga meetings. In 10 encounters, that amounts to a 1-2-7 record for the home side, as they amassed a win rate of 70%. In the last 10 meetings of these teams, an advantage was formed on the side of Gladbach, and these matches were also remembered for a large number of goals.

Current table in the 1. Bundesliga

Primary goalscorer

It is difficult to look past Jonathan Burkardt, when on the search for a marksman. He seems on a strong run and hit the target 5 times for Mainz 05 in their last 6 games. Jonas Hofmann has managed to hit the target 3 times in the last half dozen matches for B. M’gladbach. It is probably safe to say that they will both be looking to add to their tally here once again.